19 avril
Type of event: 
إعادة انتخاب نتنياهو: التداعيات على السياسة الإسرائيلية والدولة الفلسطينية
Organizing office: 
IPS Washington
In partnership with: 
Middle East Institute
19 avril 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Event Theme: 
About the event: 

The reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a fifth term was widely perceived as a blow to the prospects for peace and protection of Palestinian rights. Netanyahu's pledge to annex parts of occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, as well as the ongoing marginalization of Palestinians inside Israel, make Palestinian statehood and the possibility of a peace plan seem ever more distant. To assess the consequences of this vote, the Institute for Palestine Studies, in partnership with the Middle East Institute (MEI), held a timely conversation with Raef Zreik, a prominent Palestinian lawyer and academic. Zreik discusses what the elections say about the Israeli body politic, and the implications for Israel’s domestic and foreign policy. Amb. Gerald Feierstein, MEI’s senior vice president, moderates the conversation.